Nick Prettejohn

Independent Director


Nick Prettejohn

Nick joined the Board in June 2014 and is also Chairman of Scottish Widows Group.

He has significant financial services experience, particularly in insurance where he has served as Chief Executive of Lloyd’s of London and Prudential UK and Europe as well as Chairman of Brit Insurance.

He has the knowledge and experience to provide valuable insight and contribute effectively as a Non-Executive Director and Member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee.

Nick has a First Class Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the Balliol College, University of Oxford.

External appointments

Nick is Chairman of Reach plc (formerly Trinity Mirror plc) and Chairman of their Nomination Committee.

He is also Chairman of the charity Prisoners Abroad and a member of the Board of Opera Ventures.

Former appointments

Nick was Chairman of the Royal Northern College of Music and a member of the BBC Trust. He was also a Non-Executive Director of the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Prior to this role, he was Chairman of Brit Insurance and a Non-executive Director of Legal and General Plc.

He is a former Chief Executive of Lloyd’s of London and a member of the Lloyd’s Council. From 2006 to 2009 he was Chief Executive of Prudential UK and Europe and a member of the Prudential plc Board.

From 2007 until 2009 he was Chairman of the Financial Services Practitioner Panel and until 2017 Chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority's Financial Advice Working Group and of the Britten-Pears Foundation.

Board Committees

Nick is a Member of the Board Risk Committee, the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Governance Committee.